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Setter, Frederick (Fred) Earl

Fred Setter, beloved husband and best friend of Phyllis Gale of Calgary, passed away at home on Sunday, October 10, 2004 at the age of 76 years.

Fred was born on July 8, 1928 in High River. His love of horses and ranching brought Fred to work in this industry in his earlier years. In 1954 Fred enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). In 1975, Fred retired from the Armed Forces and returned to his passion for horses, and became a horse dealer. Fred retired from the County of Wheatland in the mid 1980’s. He loved many things; his family, his friends, horses, the outdoors, and playing darts.

Besides his loving wife Phyllis, Fred is survived by his two daughters, Holly and Heather (John); four sons, Brett (Karin), Todd (Corinne), Clayton (Gail), and Chad (Kelly); a stepson Mike Gale (Trish); a special son Brad McLachlan (Linda); as well as seventeen grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He will also be missed by his special nephew and niece, Ken Christensen (Joan) and Karen Gillett (Paul); and numerous other nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by the mother of his children, Joyce Setter; a son Calvin, five brothers; and four sisters.

A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Ogden Branch # 154, (2625 – 78 Avenue S.E.) on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, Special thanks to Dr. M. Thakrar and Mabyn Carmichael, R.N. for the excellent care shown to Fred

In living memory of Fred Setter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. John Gardam :

    Although Fred passed many years ago, I wish to send my condolances to the Setter family. I knew Corporal Setter when I worked at the stables in Sarcee Stables of which he was in charge. I was only in grade 7 but he, Corporal Hicknell and the horses made Calgary my favourite place to live as a PMQ brat. Hello to Holly and Brett who I knew at that time.

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